A Russian Shia convert visits Imam Ali holy shrine


A Russian Shia convert has visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him. 

In her first visitation to the holy shrine, the Shia convert has been received by Women’s Affairs Department of the holy shrine in Najaf.

In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, Olka said, “I came to Iraq and I promised myself not to go anywhere before I visit the holy shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him.

Olka added, “I feel happy at being with you and seeing how women work through this department to serve the pilgrims and the society contrary to the common thought that Muslim women must stay at home and be inactive.”

At the end of her visit, the department presented her some gifts to her as souvenirs.



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